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Local Savour Hot & Spicy Chicken
with Creamy Dipping Sauce
Recipe Quote:
"Think modern or adult-esque chicken
wings - minus the fat & bones!"
Featured Pairing with Hops & Grain Pale Dog APA: 
"Local Savour (pronounced sah-vore) understands it’s about balance. Having a passion for 'food politics' & understanding more about where our food comes from, how it’s grown & produced. Local Savour provides you with information to help  you navigate farmers’ markets, farm stands, restaurants, food providers, wineries, breweries & distilleries while teaching & inspiring that local is doable." For more info, please visit: localsavour.com

Picture & recipe provided by Local Savour
Chef's Description:
This dish is so hot & spicy (in a good way) it begs one to drink more beer! Beer is a great component to cook with - better than wine in my book - It can add an extra layering of flavor that wine simply can not compete with & using the Pale Ale is a perfect fit with it's tasting note components. 
Recipe: Serves 3-5 
4 boneless chicken breasts
2/3 cup Hops & Grain Pale Dog American Pale Ale
1/2 cup green onion - chopped 

1/4 cup water
1/3 cup Sriracha “The Rooster” Hot Chili Sauce 
3 Tbs chili powder 
1 Tbs cayenne pepper powder
2 Tbs local honey
2 tsp powdered garlic
1/2 tsp salt

In a large mixing bowl, add water, sirahca sauce, green onion, chili powder, cayenne powder, honey, garlic & salt and slowly whisk together. Next, slowly pour beer into the hot pepper mix & continue to gently stir together. Once combined slowly pour half of the mixture into large ziplock bag & add chicken breast to the bag. Seal bag shut firmly & place into the refrigerator to marinate for 1-2 hours or overnight for stronger flavor. Cover the remaining sauce & refrigerate until ready to use. Once marinated, remove from the refrigerator & place onto a medium high grill. Cook chicken slices until tender but not over cooked - about 6-8 minutes per side - tip: chicken should be easy to lift when ready to turn. Brush chicken with remaining sauce during & after grilling to maximize spiciness. When chicken is cooked, remove from grill and let sit for a few minutes. Slice chicken into thin strips & serve with dipping sauce. Makes for a great appetizer or serve with salad, pasta or risotto.
Creamy Dipping Sauce: 
1 cup sour cream
1 Tbs milk
1 Tbs white vinegar
1 Tbs fresh parsley - chopped
1 Tbs fresh chives - chopped
1 Tbs fresh cilantro - chopped
1 Tbs fresh mint - chopped
pinch of salt 

In a small mixing bowl combine all ingredients together & serve as dipping sauce with the Grilled Hot & Spicy Chicken.

Editor's Note:
Much Thanks to our first local partner: Local Savour! Food is always best when paired with the right beverage, but it's most adventurous when you combine something very spicy with the uniquely balanced bitterness found in the Pale Dog! We can't wait for the live pairing, we'll keep you posted on the upcoming tasting at
Hops & Grain!

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